Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

ACF Academy
Training overview
Professional Course
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
1 day
From 995 USD
725 GBP

Start dates
New York City
995 USD

800 GBP

725 GBP

Course description

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies course is an intensive one-day course on blockchain technology and its use in cryptocurrencies and other applications.

What really sets our program apart is the way in which we explain, step-by-step – with plenty of live demonstrations – exactly how the whole process works, demystify the complexities, and really bring the topics to life.

By the end of the seminar, participants will gain an intuitive understanding of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, and be confident in discussing and applying these techniques in real-world applications.

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Who should attend?

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to understand blockchain technology and the workings of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Ethereum.



Training content

Understanding Blockchain

  • History of blockchain technology
  • What is a blockchain?
  • What’s in a block?
  • Live demo: creating a valid block
  • Live demo: mining a blockchain
  • Proof-of-work and difficulty
  • Creating the blockchain
  • The decentralised ledger
  • How consensus is reached

Transactions and Keypairs

  • What data is in a transaction?
  • Private / public keypair concepts
  • Live demo: Generating a private / public keypair
  • Signing and verifying a message

Benefits and Applications of Blockchain

  • Key benefits of blockchain technology
  • Financial markets applications
  • Banking applications
  • Commercial applications
  • Discussion: Practical applications for blockchain technology

Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

  • Why “cryptocurrency”?
  • History of Bitcoin
  • How bitcoin transfers are executed on the Bitcoin blockchain
  • Example bitcoin transaction
  • Aggregating transactions into blocks
  • Bitcoin mining
  • Transaction confirmations
  • Live demo: Exploring the latest Bitcoin blockchain block
  • Other cryptocurrencies
  • What influences the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies?
  • Discussion: The future of bitcoin

Bitcoin Derivatives

  • Bitcoin futures and options
  • Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR)
  • Bitcoin Real Time Index (BRTI)
  • Contract definitions
  • Liquidity and recent performance
  • Bitcoin futures-cash basis
  • Exchanges: CME, ICE, and others
  • Bitcoin NDFs
  • Bitcoin swaps
  • Live demo: Bitcoin derivative trading


  • New York: $995
  • London: £800 (plus VAT)
  • Virtual: £725 (plus VAT)

Certification / Credits

CPD: 7 hours

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, you will understand:

  • Exactly what a blockchain is
  • How Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies actually work
  • What are the wider implications of and applications for blockchain

Why choose ACF Academy?

Over 100,000 professionals trained globally

Award-winning practical financial simulations

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About ACF Academy

ACF Academy

ACF Consultants are a global leader in providing practical and effective training for financial professionals. Leading banks, companies and financial institutions from all over the world partner with us to develop their people to achieve their goals. They trust our...

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